How do I put my new FourSquare block together?
How do I put my new FourSquare FSK30 softbox together?
How do I put together my FSK20 or FireFly Lantern?
Do I need to have four brand new speedlights to use the FourSquare?
Can I use any strobe or speedlight in the FourSquare?
How do I attach the FourSquare handle to the FourSquare block?
How do I use the FourSquare with an umbrella?
Will the new Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 fit in the FourSquare?
My swivel is stuck and won't turn. What do I do?
1. How do I put my new FourSquare block together?
For the block itself you simply need to put the screws into the block. The nylon screws go into the hotshoe mounts and the steel screws go into the diagonal umbrella mounts.
We also have a quick video of Paul showing an easy and fast way to insert the screws.
2. How do I put my new FourSquare FSK30 softbox together?
It is very simple. You put it together like any other softbox. You start by placing the rubber tips of the poles into the stiched pocket at the front of the box, making sure the pole is threaded through the small loops on the inside corners. Then place the poles into the FourSquare block one at a time.
If a visual demonstration would be helpful, we recommend you watch this video.
3. How do I put together my FSK20 or FireFly Lantern?
When you are putting you FSK20 or lantern together it is just a little different that the standard FSK30.
We have a video of Paul giving a couple tips on how to put it together with ease.
4. Do I need to have four brand new speedlights to use the FourSquare?
NO! Not at all! The FourSquare is designed to use UP TO four speedlights on a single block. To start out, you can easily shoot with only one light in the FourSquare. We have several videos that touch on this subject. Check out some of the videos below.
Tips from Steve - The Modular Design of the FourSquare
Speedlight Compatibility with the FourSquare
How to light a product with Speedlights and a FourSquare
5. Can I use any strobe or speedlight in the FourSquare?
Yes, provided it have these two simple features.
1. A hotshoe mount or a 1/4-20 threaded insert.
2. Some way to sync the light with the camera, be it cord, IR, radio, or optical slave.
Watch Paul show a few of the more "classic" strobes that will work with the FourSquare.
6. How do I attach the FourSquare handle to the FourSquare block?
There are a few ways to use the handle. There is really no wrong way.
To see Paul attach the handle in the standard configuration, watch this video.
7. How do I use the FourSquare with an umbrella?
All you need to do is attach the FourSquare to a light stand and slide one or two umbrellas into the umbrella mounts in the FourSquare block.
Here is a video of Paul setting up the the FourSquare with an umbrella.
8. Will the new Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 fit in the FourSquare?
Yes it will. Without the softbox, the FourSquare and Flex TT5 fit together just perfectly. To use the Flex TT5 with the softbox, it does require an additional accessory. Either the FourSquare MiniMount or the FourSquare Swivel and the Minimount.
UPDATE: Thanks to our friend for coming up with a work around to mount the new style flex TT5s in the foursquare box using just the mini mounts and no longer requiring the swivels to mount four flexs into the FourSquare box. This blog post shows close up photos of how to mount the new style Flex TT5 into the FourSquare softbox only using MiniMounts.
This older video has Paul mounting the Flex TT5 in the two different configurations.
9. My swivel is stuck and won't turn. What do I do?
A few customers received their swivels and they were stuck and would not spin. The solution is to place one inside another and break it free. There is no need to unscrew the allen bolt and it is not recommended to do so.
Paul demonstrates how to un-stick your swivel in this video.